View Full Version : Don't you just love freedom of speech?
09-25-2002, 10:54 AM
I do because, as this news item demonstrates, it allows people like Dick Armey (http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-na-armey25sep25.story) to prove what asses they really are.
As and example these exerpts from the article: "I always see two Jewish communities in America: one of deep intellect and one of shallow, superficial intellect. Conservatives have a deeper intellect and tend to have occupations of the brain in fields like engineering, science and economics ... while liberals flock to 'occupations of the heart.' ..... Liberals are generally not very bright, and conservatives are deep thinkers."
09-25-2002, 11:07 AM
"Liberals are generally not very bright, and conservatives are deep thinkers."
Wait- I thought Dick was a conservative. Now I'm all confoozled.
09-25-2002, 11:09 AM
Removing the liberals and conservatives from the mizture... I wonder if anyone feels there's any validity to the observation that engineers, scientists, and economists are "deep thinkers" while persons working at 'occupations of the heart' are not?
What is an 'occupation of the heart', anyway? Elementary school teacher? Social worker? Cardiac surgeon?
09-25-2002, 11:26 AM
Bricker: If you tried to tell any of my relatives (RNs, CRNAs, etc.) that they weren't 'deep thinkers,' they'd sock you one and then show you their college transcripts.
I like free speech for much the same reasons the OP does: There's nothing to stop people from shooting themselves in the foot.
Now that we know how Mr. Penis Batallion feels about Jews, what's his opinion on Genitals?
09-25-2002, 11:54 AM
I wonder if anyone feels there's any validity to the observation that engineers, scientists, and economists are "deep thinkers" while persons working at 'occupations of the heart' are not?
Ah, the age old battle between heart & mind. You can think with either one, but it's best to think with both. I think Neil Peart said it best when he wrote the lyrics for Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres (http://www.lyricscafe.com/r/rush/034.htm), notably part III: Armageddon: The Battle of Heart and Mind:
The universe divided
As the Heart and Mind collided,
With the people left unguided
For so many troubled years.
In a cloud of doubts and fears,
Their world was torn asunder into hollow
If you're not familiar with the song, read the whole thing. It has a happy ending.
09-25-2002, 12:01 PM
09-25-2002, 12:02 PM
Me not understand, am Armey saying us liberals is dumber? Him not good at tact, huh? Him maybe not no what tact is, think it something to pin picture of himself to wall.
09-26-2002, 08:48 PM
And, of course, what you have to keep telling yourself is that he retires this year. God bless America.
09-27-2002, 07:03 AM
"Deep thinking" apparently means the answers are tax cuts and going to war, even before you know the questions.
09-27-2002, 09:00 AM
You liberals are just more interested in special interests than national security, apparently.
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